Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sasquatch and The 650b 29er Mountain Bike
Growing up, we knew it only as "The Black Thing." As we played Kick-The-Can or a neighborhood game of Chase (a made-up game where one team hides and the other team finds, chases and tags), every now and then after dusk fell someone would see The Black Thing. I just got a shiver writing this. It would run across our Wisconsin street from a house with a stand of large pine trees to between the houses across the street. It ran on two doggish legs and seemed to have the appearance of an upright hairy Great Dane. Most of the kids I hung out in the neighborhood with had seen it at one time or another, not shy enough to talk about it among friends, but too-shy to let mom and dad know there was a giant creature roaming our suburban community.
The reason I bring this up is that, like Sasquatch and Yeti, I have once again spotted something that I don't think anyone else has seen. I bring you the 650b-2-Niner.
It's an IF 29er with 650b wheels. Why? Because Mitch at BioWheels bike shop in Cincinnati sent his 650b back for repairs and the 29er wheels for the IF were on the fritz. So needing a bike for the Mohican 100 this weekend, he logically put chocolate in his peanut butter. Unless he got out last night, this monster has yet to be tamed.